Akihabara is a Huge area in Tokyo containing the latest and Coolest Gadgets, the latest laptops, video games and gadgets. Things you’ll see in your home country only a year or two from now.
Don’t miss it even if you’re not crazy about electronic Gadgets. It’s one of the Most Fun things to do in Tokyo.
You don’t have to be a nerd or a geek to love the area. There are so many other things which appeal to everyone.
Things to Do in Akihabara:
Maid cafe’s and butler cafés – young Japanese women or men dress in French-maid/butler outfits and treat their customers like masters.
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Anime, Manga, and video games – It’s the center of Japanese youth culture which includes fans of Japanese Animation and Cosplay.
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Ishimaru Denki – This shop dates back to 1945 and they have 9 stores in this area alone. CDs, DVDs, video game software and games consoles.
Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Akiba – A megastore with the largest floor area.
This shop can be reached directly from the JR subway Station.
Products are displayed by brand making it easy to find exactly what you want.
Laox – They have 8 stores in Akihabara only. Each shop has its own specialty – computers, watches, cameras, games and video games, including a duty-free shop and a TV and video game store – Asobit Game City.
Yamada Denki LABI PC Building – This store specializes in PCs and mobile equipment. As in every other Akihabara shop – you can try the product before you make the final decision.
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Maid cafés and butler cafés – in these restaurants and cafés the menu usually includes western food. The big thing here is the service and the atmosphere. The staff treat the customers as masters and mistresses in a private home, feeding them. kneeling in front of them, playing kid’s games.
En (5F Atre Vie Akihabara Building, 1-9 Kanda Hanaokacho) – A delicious Izakaya (Japanese restaurant and Bar) chain known for its beautiful interior. Small Japanese traditional dishes accompanied by excellent Japanese beer or Sake. A good time is garanteed. Open for lunch and dinner. Price range – affordable.
Marugo (Soto-Kanda 1-8-14) – Great tonkatsu served in a Japanese traditional joint not far from the JR train station (near the Livina lamp megastore) across the street from the north side of Ishimaru Denki (Ishimaru Electronics).
JR Lines –
- Keihin-Tōhoku Line
- Yamanote Line
- Chūō-Sōbu Line
Subway lines: the Hibiya line (Grey)